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New construction site of 20 tower cranes in Abu Dhabi


October 1, 2019
By AMCS technologies

Oct. 1, 2019 – Twenty tower cranes participating in the Yas Island construction project in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates are equipped with the DCS 60 anti collision and zoning system of AMCS technologies.

Among the 20 lifting machines, there are 16 Potain MCT205, two MC175 and two Raimondi MRT294. Construction work started in December 2017, and one part of the project should be expected at the end of 2019. The DCS 60 operates in real time and in 3-dimensions to calculate the distances between each crane component as well as movement speed.

It enables action to be taken on equipped mechanisms to ensure complete immobilization of the crane at a pre-set distance from a particular obstacle. The system applies a security envelope around the jib in proportion to the speed of slewing of the crane as well as around the cable in proportion to the speed of movement of the trolley.

The 20 cranes can work without risk in order to guarantee the productivity of the site. The AMCS technologies system also provides crane operator comfort by displaying all the parameters needed to drive the machine. Developed in two phases, the project comprise the Yas Arena, a new place of 18,000 seats dedicated to concerts and sport events. It will also include more than 50 cafés and restaurants, 20 shops, a cinema, a beach club, and two hotels. It also comprise the Water’s Edge, a large residential project.

Featuring residential buildings, its own waterfront promenade and a pier, Water’s Edge will be a focal point of the Yas Island.